Replace Worn Windshield Wipers

It never rains on Memorial Day, right? Wrong. Many states with tropical climates will drive severe thunderstorms your way in the middle of the afternoon. (Yeah, Florida, I'm talking to you.) And besides that, all good road trips send insects splatting to their grisly deaths right before your very eyes.

The Remedies: You need quality wipers to deal with the elements. Many experts say your should replace them every six months or so, regardless of how they look. So have a look. If they're starting to warp or if you're seeing streaks of dirt across your windshield when you clean them, it may be time to call in the reserves.

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